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Major News and Events of 20 November 2012

What Happened on 20 November 2012


Four killed in gas cylinder blast

A powerful gas cylinder blast in a hotel in Maharashtra's Virar city left four people dead and 17 injured on Tuesday evening. This happened in the backyard of Hotel Shreya, close to Virar railway station around 8.30 p.m. in Thane district. People dining in the hotel faced the impact of the blast.Probe is on to find out the causes behind the blast that is whether the cylinders were illegally stored.

Centre issues orders on cooking gas, sharing of security deposit on a 50-50 basis

The union petroleum and natural gas ministry issued orders to share on a 50-50 basis the hiked cost of security deposit of Rs.200 on a cooking gas cylinder with the Delhi government for beneficiaries under the 'Kerosene-free Delhi' scheme. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily gave the orders after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, along with Delhi Food and Supplies Minister Haroon Yusuf and Chief Secretary P.K. Tripathi, met him. Out of the Rs.1,600 security deposit for each cylinder Rs.800 would be paid by the Delhi government and the remaining Rs.800 by oil marketing companies. 3.5 lakh consumers of Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Below Poverty Line categories in the capital will benefit from this.

To judge a film, how many liked it should be: 'Talaash' director

Box-office collections are only indicator of how many people watched your film and not an evidence as to how many liked it, this is what Reema Kagti has to say. Her second directorial venture "Talaash" is all set for release on Nov 30. Movies according to her is a creative art form. Her debut film "Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd" was successful and after that she teamed up with Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor for the thriller "Talaash". She assisted in the making of "Lagaan" and "Dil Chahta Hai", both of which had Aamir Khan. Kagti said she enjoyed directing the superstar.

Tata Open Golf starts from Nov 22

The Rs.50 Lakh Tata Open Golf will start again at the Beldih and Golmuri Golf Courses from Nov 22-25 under the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) in Jamshedpur. The four-day tournament will see the top Indian professionals such as defending champion Vinod Kumar, former champions Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan and Gurki Shergill as well as other leading professionals like Rashid Khan, Harendra Gupta, Om Prakash Chouhan, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Shankar Das, Vijay Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah and Harmeet Kahlon. The leading foreign golfers in the field include Mithun Perera (Sri Lanka), Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin (Australia) and Md. Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh).118 golfers will participate in the tournament.

Shaheen said her Facebook account was hacked

Shaheen Dadha, who was arrested for posting on the networking site questioning the Mumbai shutdown following Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, stated that her Facebook account was hacked. She said she did not deserve a treatment like this. She specified that someone from California hacked her account. Shaheen and Renu were arrested on Sunday night by Thane rural police. Their arrest was hugely debated on social networking sites.




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